Monday, October 29, 2012

Thanks, Delaware!

The correct answer is clearly Oregon.  Nice to see some Big 12 unity, though.  And they apparently have at least 573 working Internet connections in West Virginia.  More than I would have expected. still only 400 more than Alaska or Wyoming :-(   come on Mountain Mama!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top Five Favorite Cardinals Players

In light of being trolled by both Doug and Pat within 24 hours (great minds think alike) I hereby publish a short list of the Redbirds who've had the biggest impact on me in my short but intense time following the team.

5. Allen Craig- on any other team he would be the clutchest

4. David Freese- indisputably greatest postseason run in baseball history

3. Chris Carpenter- Would rather lose with him than win with Verlander.

2. Lance "Fat Elvis" "Big Puma" Berkman- doesn't get nearly enough credit for his Series

1. Yadier Molina- best catcher in the league and he plays with a level of joy that's unheard of at the professional level

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Best Book I've Read in 5+ Years

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Read it.

I knew Chabon was an immensely talented writer, but a novel like this is an unreal human achievement, with the prose fireworks of Salman Rushdie and triple the heart. I cannot recommend it highly enough, especially for someone with a love of comic books.  Don't let the size scare you, it flies and like me, you will be devastated not by the sublimely beautiful ending, but by its ending.

Full disclosure: I used to walk around Berkeley hoping I'd see the dude, but I never ran into him.  Not even at the comics shop.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Top Five Sports I Cared About More Than the NFL.... Until Fantasy Football Came Into My Life

5. MLfuckingS 4. NHL 3. MLB 2. NBA 1. College Football

dumbest woman in America?

"WASHINGTON — Abigail Fisher is a slight young woman with strawberry blond hair, a smile that needs little prompting, a determined manner and a good academic record. She played soccer in high school, and she is an accomplished cellist." and TWO COUNT'EM TWO LAZY EYES girlfriend is whining she didn't get into a school that admitted, and passed for 3 years, VINCE FUCKING YOUNG. dumbest QB in NFL history.

Even Florida knows

Bust What?

ps Bing.  thoughts?  

I have #1 & #3. I am 0-5.

On the other hand, I did grab and start GB WR James Jones this week for Steph, and his 2 TDs won her game for her.  So I think I'll resign myself to ghost-managing her team

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Patent-Pending Adam Morrison Quote Generator

"I don't always drink beer, but when I do, it's my own fermented urine....

Okay, yeah, first you have to precipitate out the ammonia.  Or boil it out I suppose, but you lose a lot of subtleties that way....

Reverse electrolysis is also an option.....

Oh yeah, it goes through my system ten, twenty times.  I've got a twelve-year put away that could go head to head with Chimay, in my opinion.....

Mmhmm, well I was doing this far before Breaking Bad, so I don't really see the connection.....

Well yes, I *have* recondensed the ammonia, purely out of curiousity, and used it in a Birch reduction to create meth.  I've had better, to be honest.  Bit of a disappointment."


ps Adam "The Franchise" Morrison on his chances making the team. STIRRING STUFF.